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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 21, 2011 11:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Too faithful fan base

Sure, I enjoyed most shows that I saw in the late 80s and even some in the early 90s. A few, such as my first Scarlet > Fire, the Dark Star sandwich on Bobby's birthday in 90, or the Sugaree the night before NYE in Oakland 89 were fantastic experiences. But I rarely listen to shows from that era. I know that I'm a heretic for liking DSO more than Further. But in the late 80s, I generally enjoyed shows by the local Dead-cover band better than than the 'real thing'. In that era, the Dead were cashing in for their efforts 10 and 20 years previously. DSO and that local cover band I mentioned had to earn their audience *every* night.

I'm prepared for the sh*tstorm that such an opinion will generate...

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Poster: clashcity Date: Oct 22, 2011 12:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Too faithful fan base

We might the few, but I'm with you...

I'd take DSO over Furthur anyday.

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 22, 2011 1:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Too faithful fan base

Few indeed. But congrats for embracing the truth! Last time i posted anyting like this, I was ridiculued.

10 years ago, with Jerry, the band was barely hanging on. Now it's a bit pathetic...like a Lynard Skynard or GREG Allman "Brothers" reunion tour.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Oct 22, 2011 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Too faithful fan base

I went to an "Allman Brothers" show once... my only recommendation is bring a pillow.

What a snooze fest that was.